“I THOUGHT I was going to be ripped apart”.

Those are the words of a woman who suffered puncture wounds to her leg and back following a vicious dog attack.

Susana Ingram was walking along St Catherine’s Hill on Sunday (July 26) at around 4.10pm when she came across a group of people and two dogs.

“There were two men, two women and two dogs and what looked like a child’s pushchair but there was no child,” she said.

“There was nothing to indicate that they [the dogs] were going to be hostile.”

But in a matter of seconds Susana had been pushed to the ground, with the two dogs – believed to black Rottweilers – attacking her.

“I banged my head as one of the dogs had leaped at me – I was stunned. That dog then had me by my shoulder and waist and the other dog was pulling me by my thigh.

“I thought I was going to be ripped apart.”

The 57-year-old said that she was shocked that the dogs’ owners made no effort to remove the animals from her and only reacted when the pair were off of Susana.

“One woman said ‘I’m really sorry, are you ok’ but they didn’t make any effort to come towards me,” the author continues.

“It was absolutely terrifying, at first when I hit my head I was spread eagle, then feeling those teeth on me.

“I couldn’t scream, I was so shocked that these great large dogs were coming towards me. I couldn’t speak for half an hour afterwards.

“I surprised myself I thought in an incident like that I would scream my head off but I couldn’t scream a sound, not a word.”

She added: “I was really shocked and very frightened.”

After the attack Susana said she ran from the scene getting back to her Canon Street home and was taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, for treatment.

Police are now appealing for information about the dog owners.

They were two men and two woman, described as all being aged in their late 20s to early 30s, and they had a pushchair with them. They are believed to have left the area with the dogs after the attack.

A police spokesperson: “Did you see these people in the area? Do you know who they are?”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44200280009.

Following the incident Susana says she remains “shaken”, she hopes action will be taken against the dogs and the owners.

“They were vicious - they [the dogs] should be put down quite frankly. The owners were highly irresponsible.”